In his last outing v.s the Rays, Hughes pitched 6 innings of 2 run ball
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Phil Hughes (3-4, 6.55 ERA) vs. Kevin Slowey (0-0, 4.91 ERA)
— Freddy Garcia might end up going to the DL after he cancelled a schedule bullpen session. Garcia who suffered a cut from a kitchen accident is still unable to throw the splitter.
UPDATE: Yankees placed RHP Freddy Garcia on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 8, with a laceration to his right index finger.
As expected, the newly-claimed Aaron Laffey will replace him on the active roster. Garcia hasn’t pitched since August 7, so he is eligible to return from the disabled list for the doubleheader in Baltimore next weekend.
— The Yankees claimed LHP Aaron Laffey off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. To make room for Laffey, the Yankees DFA’d Gustavo Molina. Laffey will join the Yankees tomorrow in Minnesota.
— Alex Rodriguez could be activated as early as tomorrow, but to make sure A-Rod’s 100% Girardi most likely won’t activate him until Tuesday which is the home-opener v.s the Athletics.
Alex Rodriguez (knee) said his workout Friday at Target Field was “encouraging.”
A-Rod said he wasn’t timid running the bases and reacted at “game speed” on defense. It sounds like he’s a pretty good bet to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday, though Rodriguez said he will wait overnight to see how his body recovers.
Enjoy the game.